Adventures In Hosting A Website

I’m a day late again, but this post took quite a while and ended up more detailed than I intended my daily posts to be, so this counts for two. At least, it does until I get inspired and write two posts in one day (this weekend is a long weekend, so don’t be surprised). The website that you’re reading is pretty new. It’s also the first website I’ve ever hosted (excluding via GitHub Pages), and I learned a lot about how the Internet works while getting everything online.

Hi, From Pat

I wasn’t feeling very inspired today, so Patricia is taking over with a quick update. Hi guys! It’s me, Pat. I just wanted to quickly come in here and say hi! It is currently 10:30 PM. As mentioned in Chris’ previous blog, we are here in Thailand to teach! I am currently taking university courses in the evening after work. We have been in Thailand for a month now and it has been quite the adjustment.

Reasons To Use CircleCI

CircleCI is a continuous integration platform similar to Travis CI. You can run your tests on it, save artifacts, deploy software, etc. I’ve found that it offers a number of advantages over Travis: Faster builds Custom Docker image support Local build support Less magic Faster Builds CircleCI builds boot nearly instantly, which I don’t usually get from Travis. The actual speed of the build is roughly the same from what I can tell, but the quick startup is really valuable to me.